This was a new discovery to me. While I’ve known of Bill Laswell’s work for years, I hadn’t come across Alex Haas before. This one was released in 2018 and seems to only be available via online streaming services and/or as an MP3 download. As … (Read More)
Most days can be improved with the right music. Here are some of the sounds that stand out for me. If I find it, I include a link to Amazon so you can buy your own copy. To me, owning your own CD, Vinyl or whatever makes far more sense - and has to be safer - than relying on streaming services. With them, you're really just paying a rental fee and never owning anything.
I’ve been listening to the Alabama 3 since before their first album, this one, came out. Some of their albums are great, one or two – in my view – less so. But I’ve never regretted owning them. And this record, their first, seems to … (Read More)
Well, as the name suggests – this strikes me as, well, quite magical. It’s very gentle but a long way from boring – slow moving music that’s relaxing but not soporific. (I’m also enjoying her 2019 EP, Circumstance Synthesis.) Her web site is here. There’s … (Read More)
There are plenty of well-known Hendrix records but I have to say this album is probably my overall favourite. I was given the original as a vinyl record more years ago than I care to recall, by someone who I’ve long ago lost touch with. … (Read More)
I know pretty well nothing about the artist, and calling the album ‘ambient dub’ means nothing to me either. But I’m happy hearing this. It’s interesting and inventive enough without being an aural nag. That sounds dangerously like faint praise, but it’s not intended to … (Read More)
Refreshingly different (to my ears). I can’t remember where I first came across Djivan Gasparyan. I was led to Michael Brook via his ‘Hybrid’ album with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. This is the kind of music I’ll play when I want something that’s somehow … (Read More)